For a guy whose well-documented arrests and escapades in Central America in recent years alternately confused and fascinated tech industry watchers, John McAfee's headlining appearance at an upcoming conference in Alabama that gets its name from the "h" in the middle of the word "nowhere" comes as little surprise.
Nevertheless, McAfee's appearance at the 3-day "H" Con event in downtown Opelika, Ala. (which the conference bills as "one of only 7 cities in the country with a 1Gbps fiber connection to the Internet in both directions"), is intriguing. The latest technology trends, apps and developments in Bitcoin will be discussion topics.
The founder of antivirus company McAfee (the brand for which acquirer Intel recently ditched) now runs a privacy-focused company called Future Tense Central. He doesn't make many trade show appearances these days, though did hit a couple of Las Vegas security conferences last summer.
Other speakers on the docket include Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's, and Brock Pierce, a Disney movie actor as a child and now a virtual currencies entrepreneur.